The race for the Cy Young Award in both the American and National Leagues was close all season long.
Favorites for the league's top pitching honor emerged, but strong arguments could be made for a number of candidates. No one pitcher dominated his league throughout the regular season. Depending on when you checked in during the year, a different pitcher looked like the top contender for the award.
Making the respective races even more intriguing is that the reigning Cy Young Award winners in each league made a strong charge at the end to challenge for the trophy again. Both Clayton Kershaw in the NL and Justin Verlander in the AL could very well take the award home again this winter.
Will voters get the winner right, or will someone have a case for being robbed of his rightful status as the best pitcher? Who will win the Cy Young Award in each league, and who should earn the honors? Here's one opinion.